Monthly Archives: May 2009

29 05, 2009

Free Market Theory – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-05-29T21:00:29+00:00 May 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Free Market Theory The Bite: Can an economy based on free stuff really, really work? It really, really does at local Really Really Free Markets across the globe, where peeps get together to share stuff like home-baked food, used clothing, and bike repair services (it's sorta like an offline Craigslist - freeloaders welcome). Laissez-faire and [...]

29 05, 2009

Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Offsets Webinar

By | 2009-05-29T15:51:29+00:00 May 29th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Announcing our first free webinar on renewable energy credits (RECs) and verified emission reductions (VERs), aka carbon offsets! Want to know more about how these internatially recognized mechanisms work? We'll be unraveling the mystery next week. We know that renewable energy systems and the REC market can be a tricking things to understand at times. [...]

28 05, 2009

May Impact Sleuth Challenge

By | 2009-05-28T23:51:46+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

This Month's Challenge: Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants known, and it has many other uses besides delicious healthy food products. Hemp is used for paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, and fuel. It requires little to no pesticides or herbicides, and controls erosion of the topsoil. With a plant so diverse and easy [...]

28 05, 2009

April Sleuth Challenge Winners

By | 2009-05-28T23:46:52+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Winners: Congratulations to the April Impact Sleuth Challenge Winners who each won a Performance Bicycle Gift Card: Lyndsay Chauveau of Brooklyn, NY; Sabrina Almeida of Torrance, CA; Lisa Conner of Springfield, OR; Gene Mui of Chicago, IL; and Virginia Mulanax of Florissant, MO. Congrats and Enjoy! This Month's Challenge: Starting to feel the stifling [...]

28 05, 2009

May Choice Insight Newsletter

By | 2009-05-28T23:27:08+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

It's All About You As Memorial Day approaches, we are reminded to look back and honor what was, but also to look forward to a brighter future with appreciation for the past sacrifices that made it possible. Spring is in full swing and it is an exciting time to be alive: more energy is being [...]

28 05, 2009

(Color-Treated) Hair of the Dog – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-05-28T16:55:00+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

(Color-Treated) Hair of the Dog The Bite: Does your mane need a bloody mary? Freshen up that dyed 'do with eco-conditioners that are free of certain synthetic chemicals, and won't give you or the planet any aches and pains. The Benefits: It's like a good, greasy b-fast for your hair. These options breathed life back [...]

26 05, 2009

Tune Up – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-05-26T20:04:03+00:00 May 26th, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Tune Up The Bite: Does your music collection need an oil change? It does if you're still buying trunk loads of CDs, since they're made from petroleum-based plastic. But you can download almost any song you wanna hear, often for free (legally, even), making CDs pretty much obsolete. Filter that. The Benefits: Rockin' the auto [...]

22 05, 2009

The Breakfast (Book) Club – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-05-22T16:22:45+00:00 May 22nd, 2009|Environmental Blog|

The Breakfast (Book) Club The Bite: Does reading an eco-book sound like a detention assignment? Not when you're joining the cool kids, dorks, jocks, and Ideal Bite editors in the first-ever, summer-long Biter Book Club. Three books, thousands of Biters, and zero fun-police principals looking over your shoulder. The Benefits: Getting in with the clique. [...]

21 05, 2009

Private(s) Party – From @Idealbite

By | 2009-05-21T16:47:16+00:00 May 21st, 2009|Environmental Blog|

Private(s) Party The Bite: Need something to wear to an intimate affair? Invite only the sexiest eco-lingerie into your closet, made from materials like organic cotton. Bottle service not included. The Benefits: RSVProvocative looks. What Biter bedmate could resist you in these va-va-voom undergarments? Inviting Mama (Earth) to the party. More pesticides are applied to [...]